Glasgow Museums Resource Centre

GMRC visitors in the natural history pod
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Glasgow Museums Resource Centre (GMRC) is the main store for Glasgow Museums. We store the parts of the collection not currently on display in one of our other 8 Museums. The collections housed here include art, sculpture, natural history, transport & technology, world cultures and much more! We are publicly accessible but booking is essential.

At GMRC you can:

· Take a guided tour around the store - you can enjoy a free guided tour of some of the 800,000 objects on display every day, seven days a week. Tours leave at 2.30pm from reception. We offer a range of general, themed and specialist tours.

· Organise a tailor-made tour that meet the needs and interest of your group. Contact Learning and Access on 0141 276 9300 for more information.

· We offer a range of formal and informal learning activities - school, university and lifelong learners can visit the centre and take part in workshops and activities that compliment the collections. We also offer a range of workshops for families including pioneering work with under 2's. For school bookings contact Glasgow Museums School bookings team on 0141 276 9365. For all other enquiries contact 0141 276 9300.

· Use a variety of research facilities - you can make an appointment to view an object or artwork up close. The Research Collection and the reference library are available for private research. This service is available to all. Contact 0141 276 9300 for more information.

GMRC is also the home for the outreach service for Glasgow Museums which offers handling and reminiscence kits for loan, and temporary exhibits for display. It also works in partnership with groups throughout the city to create community museums. For more information, contact 0141 276 9376.

Venue Type:


Opening hours

Monday - Thurday & Saturday: 10.00-17.00
Friday & Sunday: 11.00-17.00

Closed: 25 & 26 December
1 & 2 January

Admission charges

Entry FREE/Booking essential

Collection details

Archaeology, Architecture, Archives, Coins and Medals, Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Literature, Music, Natural Sciences, Photography, Religion, Science and Technology, Social History, Weapons and War, World Cultures

Glasgow Museums Resource Centre
200 Woodhead Road,
South Nitshill Industrial Estate
G53 7NN


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General Enquiries

0141 276 9300


General Enquiries

0141 276 9305

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